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WWL Newsroom
August 23, 2019 - 1:44 pm
LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota are investigating the deaths of a former NFL lineman and his wife and say the couple's son is a suspect. The bodies of 63-year-old Barry Bennett and his wife, Carol, were found Wednesday after a friend went to their home in Long Prairie for a...
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Dec 29, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban looks on in the 2018 Orange Bowl college football playoff semifinal game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Hard Rock Stadium.
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Seth Dunlap
August 22, 2019 - 8:02 pm
There is growing concern across the country that imbalance in college football scheduling among Power 5 conference programs is reaching a breaking point. Under the microscope are Alabama and Clemson, the two powerhouse programs of this generation. Both have benefited from schedules that include...
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Seth Dunlap
August 22, 2019 - 6:30 pm
The final day of Saints training camp practice is in the books, but that doesn't mean the team's hard work in the preseason is over. They'll leave tomorrow for New York, where they'll play the Jets on Saturday. Well, technically, that game will actually be played in New Jersey at MetLife Stadium...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) is defended by Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Chris Peace (40) during the fourth quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park.
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Amos Morale III
August 22, 2019 - 4:08 pm
When Saints quarterback Taysom Hill was still at BYU, he received a text from an unknown number after helping the Cougars earn a win. He did what most would do when that happens. Nothing. “Then a few weeks went by and I got another message and it signed off as Steve,” Hill recalled. “And I quickly...
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Steve Geller
August 22, 2019 - 2:08 pm
It seemed to take so long to get here, and now it’s over. The Saints held their final practice of training camp today, but it doesn’t mean the players are done. The team will adjust to a different schedule now as they get into regular season mode after they play the New York Jets in preseason game...
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New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Will Clapp at training camp practice Wednesday
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Amos Morale III
August 22, 2019 - 9:10 am
It’s not uncommon for Will Clapp to see a former teammate on any given gameday. As a former LSU standout, the New Orleans Saints second-year offensive lineman sees former Tigers weekly. But Clapp has faced a couple players this preseason that he goes back a little further with than his days in...
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Nov 18, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates with wide receiver Austin Carr (80) after a touchdown during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Seth Dunlap
August 21, 2019 - 6:45 pm
Imagine working your way through college and into your professional career. The first couple of years on the job are a learning process, but you’re employed by a first-class organization. It’s an invaluable experience. Every year, however, your company makes another round of personnel cuts, and...
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) and quarterback Drew Brees (9) and running back Alvin Kamara (41) stand on the sidelines in the second half against the Minnesota Vikings at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Kristian Garic
August 21, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Finally! We’ll get to see Drew Brees Saturday night in the New Orleans Saints’ third preseason game against the New York Jets. Coach Sean Payton delivered the delightful news and “The Cajun Cannon” Bobby Hebert is fired up. “This is the closest you’re going to get to a regular season game,” Hebert...
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Steve Geller
Steve Geller
August 21, 2019 - 2:08 pm
Training camp is coming to a close. The Saints practiced in front of fans today and will hold their final session tomorrow morning. After that, the team gets into their regular season mode following Saturday’s preseason contest against the New York Jets. Not seen at Wednesday’s practice were: WR...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) on the bench in the second half against the Minnesota Vikings at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Amos Morale III
August 21, 2019 - 1:54 pm
Saints quarterback Drew Brees should see the field Saturday afternoon when New Orleans faces the Jets in both teams’ third preseason contest. Saints coach Sean Payton told reporters following Wednesday’s training camp practice that the NFL’s all-time leading passer will play. “In a game like this,...
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